A Management Guide for Invasive Plants in Southern Forests

Steven T. Manning


USDA Forest Service

Publication Date:

January 1, 2003


Invasives, Regional, Restoration

This book provides the latest information on how to organize and enact prevention programs, build strategies, implement integrated procedures for management, and proceed towards site rehabilitation and restoration. The book is aimed at helping manage the invasions of nonnative plants into forests and landscapes of the Southern United States, which continue to spread and include new species, increasingly eroding forest productivity, hindering forest use and management activities, and degrading diversity and wildlife. The book also provides information on accurate identification and effective control of the 33 nonnative plants and groups that are currently invading the forests of the 13 Southern States, showing both growing and dormant season traits.